Tutor profile: Katherine D.
Subject: Library and Information Science
How has participatory culture impacted everyday life information seeking (ELIS)?
Participatory culture is booming due to the creation and access of infomration being a global affair. While in the past ELIS might have been confined to our local environments, which is evident in Chatman's context of small world, it has expanded to where often people are searching from answers online and from each other before turning to to traditional methods of information searching such as reference articles and books to gather answers to their questions.
William Shakespeare's and Jane Austen's works continue to be reproduced and remade in a variety of medias including movies, books and television shows. Despite writing in two differen eras what are some of the common themes that these two novelists share that continue to draw in modern audiences?
Both Shakespeare and Austen's works have universal plotlines pertaining to to love and family. Misguided attempts at love can be found in "Taming of the Shrew" and "Pride and Prejudice" and shows the journey of how attraction and emotions can change over time. Dyfunctional families are often present or at least disagreements amongst them which is something that spans throughout time whether they spring from a disagreement on marriage or occupation. It is easy to translate these works into a multitude of cultures and societies.
What is a tag or disjunctive question? Please give an example.
A tag or disjunctive question is composed of a two parts. The first part is a statement that defines the what the expected answer will be and the second part is the tag that makes it a question. For example: She read the book, didn't she?- The expected answer would be: Yes, she did.
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